Quake Pro League - Stage 2, Week 5 - PREVIEW

MATCHES: WEEK 1 - WEEK 2 - WEEK 3 - WEEK 4 - WEEK 5 - WEEK 6 - WEEK 7 - WEEK 8 - WEEK 9 - WEEK 10


CA Greg "cha1n" BouevitchUS Michael "dooi" DeweyUA Dmytro "Xron" ShakharukDE Marcel "k1llsen" Paul   

Johan "toxjq" Quick SE -vs- BY Alexei "cYpheR" Yanushevsky
Weapons
Champions
Arenas
TOTAL DAMAGE     16:00 CET
09:00 CST
    TOTAL DAMAGE Weapons
Champions
Arenas
1524 9 8 56% 41% 25% 3402   ANARKI   BLOOD RUN SORLAG   3224 24% 42% 47% 9 8 1348
1492 9 10 43% 43% 21% 3271   DOOM BLOOD COVENANT   VISOR   3330 22% 40% 51% 11 6 1340
1642 9 8 44% 38% 27% 4124   GALENA   AWOKEN   EISEN   3927 32% 37% 55% 8 10 1515

SE Toxjq and BY cYpheR have meet in Ro20 in LUCCA, and it was clean 2:0 for Belarusian player at Awoken and Blood Covenant. Both arenas will be played as well this time, but players shuffled Champions a bit for this one.

We are starting at Blood Run with ANARKI and SORLAG - matchup that never happened before in this Arena. In general 6 maps were played and SORLAG became stronger, we can speculate that close quarters of this map will suit SORLAG more, as she can corner theirs opponents with Acid Spit. Toxjq won 6 of 10 battles in this arena and cYpheR have just 3 games recorded in QPL with 2:1 win rate.

Blood Covenant will present DOOM and VISOR that played 8 times with 50:50 results. BY cYpheR dominated 3 of 5 matches here and toxjq won 10 games of 17 played. RAIL will be one of major factors in this arena and SE toxjq can control it pretty easily with Double Jump, but Visor can easily spot weak spots in control, especially as Time Shards are expected to be used freely for this champion. 

Awoken will be third map of this match and GALENA with EISEN will be helping theirs masters. SE Toxjq lost 10 out of 18 rounds in this Arena and five recorded games for BY cYpheR bring 3 victories. 

Cameron "GNiK" Touchette CA -vs- BR Fillipe "nosfa" Barbosa
Weapons
Champions
Arenas
TOTAL DAMAGE     17:00 CET
10:00 CST
    TOTAL DAMAGE Weapons
Champions
Arenas
1473 10 8 43% 33% 18% 2608   RANGER   BLOOD COVENANT VISOR   3338 22% 39% 44% 9 9 1586
1625 10 11 43% 37% 28% 3155   DOOM MOLTEN FALLS   GALENA   3309 30% 40% 43% 8 10 1618
1595 10 7 33% 36% 20% 4107   STROGG   AWOKEN   BJ   3849 22% 39% 47% 9 8 1399

CA GNiK and BR nosfa will face each other first time in official game of Quake Pro League, and especially GNiK need to start on points collection as other players start to run away from Cameron on 20th position. Nosfa finally added some point last week against cha1n and now he would like to have some more to stay in TOP 10 of QPL.

Our match will start on Blood Covenant with RANGER and VISOR - this champions have meet 7 times on DM6 and ALL matches was won by VISOR. BR nosfa dominated 9 of 16 games here and we have recorded just two games for CA GNiK here.

Molten Falls will welcome DOOM and GALENA, that never faced each other here but in general stats they are on 10:6 ratio in favour of GALENA. DOOM can utilize some verticality here, and cross central pretty freely, but GALENA could prove useful as a answer to aggressive style of CA GNiK. BR nosfa have some bad memories on this map as it usually ends in overtime for him and he lost 8 games out of 14 here.

Awoken will be decider in this game and STROGG with BJ will run the show for our pros. This very same setup ended up last week victorious for UA Xron`s STROGG against RU coollerz and overall, STROGG won 2 of 3 games on Awoken.

BR nosfa already recorded 24 games in this arena and sits on 13:11 score. CA GNiK played just 3 official matches here and even tho his damage output is over 4K, he lost 2 of those games.

Kyle "dramiS" Simard US -vs- US Gaven "whaz" Sorenson
Weapons
Champions
Arenas
TOTAL DAMAGE     18:00 CET
11:00 CST
    TOTAL DAMAGE Weapons
Champions
Arenas
1324 7 7 34% 39% 28% 3252   SLASH   AWOKEN DOOM   3400 29% 35% 32% 8 9 1582
1463 10 9 45% 39% 29% 3152   STROGG RUINS of SARNATH   VISOR   2830 25% 33% 36% 9 9 1321
1384 8 8 41% 39% 23% 1384   ATHENA   BLOOD COVENANT   ANARKI   2632 25% 30% 35% 8 10 1579

We had chance to talk with US dramiS in this week Half-Time Chat and we are eager to see, if he manage to add some more points, as his goals are set pretty high. US Whaz is currently in real danger as he hang on that LOW 2 positions that would force him to relegation matches in PL Katowice. Kyle with his Quake 4 roots should be happy with none of "SLIDERS" banned this time.

Speed of SLASH vs DOOM Agility will be first matchup of this game, and Awoken is arena of choice. We had chance to see this setup in Stage 1, Week 7 where SE toxjq slide his butt to victory against PL Av3k.

US Whaz played already 16 Quake Pro League games in this Arena but lost 10 of those but US dramiS sits on even worst statistics, as he lost 7 of 8 games here.

Second map are Ruins of Sarnath, with second slider for dramiS in form of STROGG. Whaz is answering with VISOR pick. This might be good news for dramiS, as he basically demolished BR nosfa on Stage 2, Week 1 in this champions setup and also second previous match played with STROGG was quite one sided. Both player are kind of suffering at Ruins, as both have negative rate 6:7 in case of whaz and 5:8 for dramiS.

I`m hyped to see ATHENA vs ANARKI on Blood Covenant! :-P

Marco "vengeurR" Ragusa IT -vs- PL Maciej "Av3k" Krzykowski
Weapons
Champions
Arenas
TOTAL DAMAGE     19:00 CET
12:00 CST
    TOTAL DAMAGE Weapons
Champions
Arenas
1325 8 8 44% 37% 28% 2732   RANGER   MOLTEN FALLS NYX   3702 31% 42% 48% 11 11 1756
1525 8 8 43% 35% 25% 3847   SORLAG AWOKEN   DOOM   3648 23% 37% 44% 9 8 1460
1400 8 7 48% 40% 33% 3875   CLUTCH   VALE of PNATH   KEEL   3991 29% 35% 47% 10 9 1271

IT Marco and PL Maciej played just once against each other in Quake Pro League, and it was match at QuakeCon, where vengeurR won 2:1. One of those maps was Vale of Pnath, that we will see on Stage 2, Week 5 as well but we are starting in different realm.

Molten Falls is first arena and RANGER with NYX will accompany our players. All matches with this setup was played at QuakeCon and it ended up in favour of NYX two out of three times.

IT VengeurR won 8 matches and PL Av3k dominated 6 of his games here. Both players lost on 3 occasions.

Awoken with SORLAG and DOOM will be hell of a fight. It will be for 10th time those champions will face ach other in Quake Pro League in this Arena and DOOM dominated 7 games here so far. We know that IT VengeurR can be real strong with SORLAG - winning 3 of 5 games with this champion. PL Av3k on the other hand lost 7 of 9 games with DOOM, that might improve chances of Italian player for succession. To paint our picture Bob Ross style ... VengeurR won 12 out of 21 maps on Awoken and Av3k sits on oposit part of that scale loosing 11 of 18 games in this Arena.

CLUTCH vs KEEL will be heavy weight game on Vale of Pnath I cant wait to see.

Shane "rapha" Hendrixson US -vs- US Justin "Effortless" Yergau
Weapons
Champions
Arenas
TOTAL DAMAGE     20:00 CET
13:00 CST
    TOTAL DAMAGE Weapons
Champions
Arenas
1858 12 9 40% 40% 25% 3912   DOOM   AWOKEN SLASH   3975 30% 41% 44% 8 9 1561
1859 12 10 -- 40% 28% 4225   KEEL CORRUPTED KEEP   RANGER   3930 27% 38% -- 8 9 1725
1375 11 15 52% 46% 23% 3820   NYX   BLOOD RUN   SORLAG   2880 26% 44% 28% 7 6 1083

US rapha is pretty dominant in Americas region during Stage 2, he lost just one map during course of action and even tho US Effortless is on a hype wave after destroying CA cha1n, this would be different story. Our players faced each other at QuakeCon where rapha won 2:0 on Vale of Pnath and Corrupted Keep that we will see in this match as well.

US Shane left his light infantry for a rest, and he start with DOOM on Awoken. US Effortless picked SLASH and we could have direct comparation from Match 3 with US dramiS and US whaz. Your elaborates on the topic can be send to our Twitter of Facebook.

KEEL sounds like a interesting pick for Corrupted Keep, we had chance to see KEEL in hands of IT VengeurR on this arena in LUCCA. I can imagine different approach to this champion from rapha. US Effortless is answering with RANGER that was picked for this Arena already 18 times while loosing 11 times to various Champions. Taking in mind that US rapha exceeds Effortless in all stats we are measuring, it will be hell of a fight for Justin to pull off.

Last map of this match is Blood Run, with NYX and SORLAG. Combination we did not see in this arena yet. Acid Spit of SORLAG is great, but her body is huge target for rails and knowing that NYX can avoid damage over time thru Ghost Walk and access all parts of central thru Wall Jump is more than disturbing. Sorlag on the other hand can play great while in control and can snowball frags pretty fast due to her high basic stack.

 Alexander "baSe" Rybin RU -vs- RU Anton "coollerz" Singov 
Weapons
Champions
Arenas
TOTAL DAMAGE     21:00 CET
14:00 CST
    TOTAL DAMAGE Weapons
Champions
Arenas
1853 11 11 47% 39% 32% 3109   NYX   MOLTEN FALLS BJ   3239 34% 39% 50% 11 11 1917
1614 10 10 45% 42% 30% 3779   EISEN AWOKEN   STROGG   3823 30% 36% 41% 11 11 1695
1623 10 10 47% 40% 23% 2490   VISOR   BLOOD RUN   SORLAG   2928 30% 33% 45% 12 11 1682

After Team Kill of Myztro Bois on Stage 2, Week 4, we are ging to have "PINACLE of RUSSIAN ZKOOL" and another Team Kill in the store.

New acquisition of b100, RU coollerz will face his team mate RU baSe in theirs second official match in Quake Pro League. First one took place at QuakeCon and close Awoken was accompanied by dominating performance of coollerz at Vale of Pnath. Awoken is our second map, but whole action will start at Molten Falls with NYX and BJ.

NYX was choosen 22 times for this arena and won 14 times, which gives baSe slight edge as BJ was played here just 10 times with 3W victories. Both players are pretty stron on Molten Falls, as RU baSe won 6 of 10 matches and RU coollerz dominated 8 of 11 engagements there.

Awoken will bring EISEN and STROGG to the table, we saw what coollerz can do with STROGG there but we are still waiting, if he decide to let PEEKER out more than just one time per match. Especially as he can shoot and destroy baSe Turrets ;-)

Both players are monsters on Awoken, RU Alexander won 14 of 22 games and RU Anton finished 17 of 24 matches to happy end.

We are going to finish this high-octane match on Blood Run with VISOR and SORLAG.
You can hardly imagine better place to finish this game.

 

Kirrill "cnz" Golubjov EE -vs- HU Adrián "RAISY" Birgány
Weapons
Champions
Arenas
TOTAL DAMAGE     22:00 CET
15:00 CST
    TOTAL DAMAGE Weapons
Champions
Arenas
2338 18 14 33% 37% 18% 3262   NYX   BLOOD RUN CLUTCH   2698 25% 42% 40% 10 10 1583
1798 12 9 40% 38% 24% 3243   RANGER AWOKEN   GALENA   3698 36% 40% 50% 11 10 1638
1754 10 10 -- 33% 33% 4206   STROGG   CORRUPTED KEEP   ANARKI   4657 39% 41% -- 10 11 1963

EE cnz enjoyed his break and now he is back with more point on his mind. Even tho he is on World Rank 13 it in the end means 2nd spot of relegation. We can imagine HU RAISY has pretty similar battle plan, as he is fighting for every point that can swing him up to that TOP4 position before XMAS break.

HU RAISY somehow managed to pull his CLUTCH into game again on Blood Run, his previous two games with this champions setup ment victory. Both with 9 frags, so NYX of EE cnz needs to score at least 10 times ;-) #MasterPlan

If you take a look at stats we collected, EE cnz is dominating on control and damage output, but as those stats are collected just from 2 official games he played there - we are wondering if it would be enough to dominate the game.

Awoken welcomes RANGER and GALENA to its warm and moisty wall. This very matchup was somehow dominant at QuakeCon with 7 matches played in this setup. Last one added US psygib and US br1ck on Stage 1, Week 2. Over all, we have recorded 5 victories on side of RANGER at Awoken. HU RAISY might be on 50% win rate in this arena, but fragvise, he stands on 60:26 from 10 games. EE cnz have won 2 out of 3 games.

Final showdown will take place at Corrupted Keep with ANARKI and STROGG. ANARKI was played already 24 times in this arena and our Junkie managed to win 14 of them - 5 in hands of HU RAISY. Just 3 maps were dominated with STROGG out of 12 times, he was summoned to this Arena.

Tim "DaHanG" Forgarty US -vs- US Moses "psygib" Salas
Weapons
Champions
Arenas
TOTAL DAMAGE     23:00 CET
16:00 CST
    TOTAL DAMAGE Weapons
Champions
Arenas
1598 10 10 42% 38% 23% 3924   EISEN VALE of PNATH   RANGER   3443 24% 35% 40% 11 6 1204
1621 10 10 -- 37% 21% 3729   BJ   CORRUPTED KEEP ANARKI   3910 27% 33% -- 10 9 1809
1543 10 10 36% 38% 18% 3536   NYX   AWOKEN   DOOM   3981 27% 34% 41% 10 11 1649

Final match of Week 5 will present DaHanG and psygib. US DaHanG is on pretty good run during stage 2 with two 3:0 victories and luckily for him just one map deficit from his amazing game against dramiS. 

US Psygib whom we had chance to interview in our Half-Time chat is struggling lately due to "Daylight Robbery" on Week 3 

We are stating this match on Vale of Pnath with EISEN and RANGER. Both players already picked theirs champions in this Arena. EISEN won 3 out of 5 battles against RANGER here and we are wondering how things will snowball in this tiny and dangerous place.

Another ANARKI will be shown on Corrupted Keep, but this time his opponent will be BJ. It is going to be 7th match between those champions and BJ won 4 of previous games.

Awoken is last arena before we hit that XMAS Break and we will see NYX vs DOOM duel with both champions having ways how to cross verticality of map. Matchup that is on 50:50 rate from 4 games recorded. That very same rate have US DaHanG in this map, that he played 14 times during Quake Pro League. US Psygib seems like Awoken addict, as he visited the place 21 times, wining 12 games and scoring 135 frags there.

MATCHES: WEEK 1 - WEEK 2 - WEEK 3 - WEEK 4 - WEEK 5 - WEEK 6 - WEEK 7 - WEEK 8 - WEEK 9 - WEEK 10

Calendar
Results
Single Elimination, Bo3
CA cbxzombie
CA stoked

CA Duefist
US _cloud
CI sUPREMEGTI
US dethQC
US davis
US TheDragonBab

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
UK HELL
UK GaRpY

DK enesy
RU CHEERA
DK KillaloT
PL Freakman_
RU vldStone
DE Retc0n

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+8pts toxjq
+8pts nosfa
+8pts coollerz
+8pts dooi
+8pts baSe
+8pts RAISY
+8pts rapha

+4pts Av3k
+4pts cha1n
+4pts Xron
+4pts whaz
+4pts K1llsen
+4pts vengeurR
+4pts dramiS

DNP GNiK
DNP Effortless

FULL RESULTS: CLANRING

BYE DaHanG
BYE cYpheR
BYE psygib
BYE cnz
Single Elimination, Bo3
US XZISTTT
US Aaron286

CI sUPREMEGTI
MX kmflame
US chompa-
CA UltRaLeX
US dethQC
US -reflux

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
RU PepCo_
RU strongest_


DK enesy
RU CHEERA
RU mijkee
DK PULZz
RU klybi4
UK GaRpY

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+16pts baSe
+16pts dooi
+16pts vengeurR
+16pts rapha

+8pts whaz
+8pts DaHanG
+8pts coollerz
+8pts K1llsen

+4pts GNiK
+4pts dramiS
+4pts toxjq
+4pts Xron

+0pts cYpheR
+0pts psygib
+0pts cnz
+0pts cha1n

FULL RESULTS: CLANRING

BYE Effortless
BYE RAISY
BYE Av3k
BYE nosfa

Single Elimination, Bo3
US chance
US bootsss

US dethQC
CA stoked
MX kmflame
US Aaron286
US -reflux
US _cloud

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
NL Silencep
RU inz

UK HELL
RU CHEERA
DK PULZz
DE RetcOn
RU strongest_
UK GaRpY

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+16pts DaHanG
+16pts Effortless

+8pts Xron
+8pts dooi
+8pts cnz
+8pts psygib
+8pts K1llsen
+8pts cYpheR

+4pts RAISY
+4pts GNiK
+4pts Av3k
+4pts nosfa
+4pts toxjq
+4pts coollerz

+0pts whaz
+0pts cha1n


FULL RESULTS: CLANRING
BYE vengeurR
BYE baSe
BYE rapha
BYE dramiS
Single Elimination, Bo3
US sib
US twitch

CA cbxzombie
CA stoked
US Aaron286
US UltRaLeX
AR maxter
US bootsss

TOP 16: CLANRING